Whitney Miller has joined the UB Volleyball staff as Assistant Coach. Miller hails from the Southern Tier of Western New York, where she went to high school at Cuba-Rushford.
Miller was an All-American setter at her alma mater of Springfield College, where she averaged over 9 assists per set her junior year, and in 2013 her team led the nation in hitting percentage.
She went on to become an assistant coach at her alma mater, and helped the team reach the Division III Sweet 16. She was also an assistant coach at Western New England college, and then spent two years as Director of Volleyball Operations at Tennessee in the SEC.
Her background as a setter will come in handy at Buffalo, where there are only two setters on the roster, one who played sparingly last year as a freshman, and a junior college transfer.
Miller replaces Kaysie Schebeneck, who spent one year with the Bulls as an assistant coach.
In other volleyball news, two players from last year’s team (other than graduating seniors) are no longer on the 2020 roster. Setter Tia Gleason had one year of eligibility left, and sat out her senior year due to injuries, but she is no longer on the roster. Gleason took over the setting duties in 2018 after Scout McLerran was injured and helped the Bulls finish the season with their best ever MAC record, 10–6. Defensive specialist Melissa Masotto played in 8 matches as a freshman, and is also no longer on the roster.